IT Test Engineer

Req ID:  57642

Edinburgh, GB, EH14 4AP

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking an IT Test Engineer for our Project Delivery Services Group located in our Riccarton site in Edinburgh.



  • Estimating work required utilising Agile techniques
  • Designing and developing test conditions and scripts (primarily automated) from various test basis collateral
  • Creating run plans, performing execution and cataloging / analyzing outcomes
  • Exposing, recording and managing Lifecycle of defects through to closure
  • Supporting and driving continuous improvement through retrospectives



The following are minimum requirements related to the IT Test Engineer position:

  • Experience of delivering change within an Agile environment 
  • Familiar with Devops concepts and practices
  • Ability to write / execute automated Test scripts OR coding proficiency in one or more languages
  • Effective communication skills for multi-national audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to collaborate effectively
  • High Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • Relationship building skills                                                                                                    
  • Business acumen – Understanding of customer value


The salary for this position will be dependent on the candidate’s skills and experience.


The closing date for this position will be Tuesday, 29 September 2020.


About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement. 


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 14,000 employees within 80 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2018.

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet. If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.